Witte Family History

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Witte Name Meaning

North German: variant of Witt 1. Dutch: nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte ‘white’. English: variant of White.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Witt, Witts, Witter, Wilde, Wint, Witty, Wetter, Witten, Motte

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Witte Family Origin

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Witte Family Occupations

What did your Witte ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Witte family was Pocket Book Maker Employing 3 Men & 2 Boys. Cabinet Carver (Maker) and Pianoforte Finisher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Witte. The most common Witte occupation in the UK was Cabinet Carver (Maker). 33% of Witte's were Cabinet Carver (Maker)s.

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  • Cabinet Carver (Maker)

  • Pianoforte Finisher

  • Pocket Book Maker Employing 3 Men & 2 Boys


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Witte ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Witte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Witte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Witte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Witte. For the veterans among your Witte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witte Life Expectancy

What is the average Witte lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Witte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Witte in 1949 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witte ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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